Examples of civilized in a Sentence
A civilized society must respond to crime with fairness and justice.
Stop yelling. We have to be more civilized about this.
Try to act like a civilized human being!
a civilized way to spend the evening
Recent Examples of civilized from the Web
Somewhere between those poles, a Texas Akaushi steak wore its boutique pedigree with civilized grace, as tender as a filet with the plus-size flavor of a strip, a comparative bargain at $48 in a place where your credit card gets a CrossFit workout.
Yelchin’s feral energy suits his character but breaks the spell of civilized hostility from earlier.
All were there to take part in a show such as never yet in the history of any nation calling itself civilized was exhibited to the world.
To spill the beans would spoil whatever perverse pleasures can be found in watching the rapid disintegration of what has been envisioned as a cozy, civilized celebration.
These are perfect choices when working from home or at an office with the ability to warm things up and eat in a civilized manner with flatware.
Runway shows are generally civilized affairs, with observers expressing themselves through creative outfits, not shouts.
That plan is put on hold when Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) sends his more civilized followers into the valley to start mining the bronze Nooth has used to become fabulously rich.
Instead, at a time when graffiti was seen as the enemy of a civilized city, Wolkoff gave it a haven.
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First Known Use of civilized
CIVILIZED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of civilized for English Language Learners
: marked by well-organized laws and rules about how people behave with each other
: polite, reasonable, and respectful
: pleasant and comfortable
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